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Grateful Dead Live at Roanoke Civic Center on 1987-07-07


Topics Live concert


Mississippi Half Step, Walkin' Blues, Candyman, My Brother Esau, When Push Comes To Shove, Me & My Uncle-> Mexicali Blues, Bird Song, Promised Land West L.A. Fadeaway, Cumberland Blues, Looks Like Rain, Eyes Of The World-> Jam-> Drums-> Space-> The Wheel-> Gimme Some Lovin'-> Morning Dew-> Turn On Your Love Light, E: U.S. Blues


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Roanoke Civic Center
Location Roanoke, VA

Source Schoeps > PCM > DAT > CD > EAC > SHN
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Notes

Schoeps > PCM > DAT > CD > EAC > SHN; [no info file?]; via Steve Wigley, Randy to offers

Reviews

Reviewer: kee-zee - - August 17, 2013
Subject: Swimming Pools and Movie Stars..you all come back now..ya hear!
Not big on the sound of this..but..never had such a good time in my life before! Slept right in the parking lot 3 straight nights..no hassles and no worries..Used the swimming pool each night after the shows, in walking distance from the venue..classic diving contests each night and the next morning you could find money floating around..An oasis in that sleepy southern town if I ever heard of one!! We had to sell the speakers at a gas station on the way home..to get home!! Those were the days! We were parked next to these freaks from Wyoming and they were such a blast! A great stop in the summer full of stadium shows!! Soooo glad I made it..oh yeah and this night we were up front and a guy with like a 1/2 oz of XTC just letting anyone close to him DIP in!! God Bless the generous freaks and God Bless the Grateful Dead..Forever Grateful>Forever Dead!! Lifer>>>>>@!@!@!
Reviewer: pigmeatstrip - - January 5, 2011
Subject: The skeletons name was Fred.
We had Fred the skeleton with us at this run. Fred made the front page of the Roanoke Times. If you can recall we placed Fred on the hood of the truck and placed a tambourine in his lap. The stuff found in it was amazing! This was a HOT show!
Reviewer: pickles24 - - July 30, 2008
Subject: My First Show
Not only was it hot outside, it was real hot inside. It was the first time the Dead used their new indoor setup, which they used for the rest of the 80's into the 90's. Perhaps on of the best Looks Like Rain ever. A gem of shows in the middle of the large arena tour..
Reviewer: other3 - - December 16, 2005
Subject: These were a great pair of shows
I was there. The transmission in my car blew out on the way and I had to make the last few miles in 1st or 2nd gear.

What I remember most was the killer US Blues which was a year to the day from the terrable RFK experience the year before.
Reviewer: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 - - September 30, 2005
Subject: peakin in roanoke
i was at this show and it was such a small place it was like a clubhouse with all your friends iwas peakin so hard during the first set i could not see the band!!!lol!!just the stage with limegreen and orange zig zag patterns all night!!!the music was hot, blew foxboro off the map few days earlier...1/2 step is jamming the whole show smokes,check it out!!! peace.
Reviewer: Balki - - September 27, 2005
Subject: ((Energy))
Typical of some '87 shows, the heavy energy comes across really very well on this recording. Great stuff. Download this show!
Reviewer: Balki - - September 27, 2005
Subject: ((Energy))
Typical of some '87 shows, the heavy energy comes across really very well on this recording. Great stuff. Download this show!
Reviewer: jboyaquar - - July 20, 2005
Subject: Not as memorable as night before, but there's a lot of good music here.
Is the orchestra cuing up?

1st Set: Yay! This was always mustached bunnies tossin' dough, song..."Finiculi" (excellent 5-22-77, DP #3 into Music...that's hot disco) Let's get friendly together with the shared beloved enigma known as "Mississippi." The drummers have found the perfect beat, and are adorning the outro magnificently. Yes!! we're steamrolling and 'on our way...' Can we say 'standout?' "Walkin'" on, the groove is thick. Once "Candyman" starts climax, it's an over-the-top pleasure. Again, great drumming tonight. "Esau" is fine, despite some early lyric issues. "Push," eh, you know the story..."Uncle" is bad-ass and mean..."Mexicali"'s got some bite while maintaining the tight energetic feel..."Bird" is not as gentle as some ones, but it's certainly contoured with strength and grace. Healy's adding some bird-chirping. "Promised" is a keen way to end this enjoyably professional, inexplicably 'on' set.

2nd Set: Nice change of selection pace opening up with a tightly jammed out "West." Jerry's leading the charge. Great, unexpected lay-down on the "Cumberland" call. It's loose that contrasts the structure of the previous and next tune, "LLR." Good spot as well as a 'power ballad' tone increased the virility of "Bird." Bobby really has to be heard from 7:30-on...as it's so god awfully funny even if you weren't on blueberry. Yea, it weaves its away around a perfectly paced "Eyes" intro. The experience merits pride even if it's only a typically short '87. "Drums/Space" pass, as they will... At 8:35 Bobby does a definite "Victim" tease. It comes and goes for the next 45 seconds. "The Wheel" starts cooking about 3:00... "Gimme" causes a commotion . "Morning" stirs me quietly, but I'm feeling a bland storm hovering through my cloudy head. "Lovelight" tickles me pretty, it gets frenetically Intense at 4:35.

Even Jerry' voice has some bullish snappers tonight during a slide-infused delightful "US Blues."

A very good show, 3 1/2 stars rounded up to four because I like how the boys are sounding.
Reviewer: Brookeok - - September 23, 2004
Subject: Great Show
I am real glad I made the Roanoke shows. Both were great and the town looked great tucked ito those mountains. The venue was really tiny like with an echoey sound. The Dead were cranking and seemed really upbeat and into it. Wonderful time and great music.
Reviewer: gonzoc - - September 16, 2004
Subject: Great but where's 7/8/87???
I need that Scarlet Fire, Crazy Fingers, and Comes A Time!!!!
Reviewer: rootboyslim - - September 13, 2004
Subject: SMOKIN 2 NITE RUN
I am a Roanoker now but at the time was a DC Head, born and raised. I remember these shows vividly. I had made the Pittsburgh show and thought there was no way to top that show at the time. I still had the Roanoke and JFK shows to attend. I indeed was excited about another 2 nites in doors during summer tour. I arrived in Roanoke and the City police asked if they let us drive this hunk of SHIT car up in Arlington. We said, why yes they do. We parked in parking lot next to guy with a skeleton. Does anybody remember the skeletons name?
Anyway the first nite was such a fun show and couldnt wait to hear next nite. The next nite proved to be one of my Favorite shows ever. I can't wait for a good version of it to appear.
Thanks for letting me ramble and cant wait for 7-8-87 seed.
Reviewer: Shakedownvaone - - September 12, 2004
Subject: Roanoke
I just remember the shows were awesome and that the Miss Virginia Pageant was in town next to the Civic Center!!!! What a Bizarre mix! I think Miss Albermarle got lost! Great Shows!
Reviewer: Shakedownvaone - - September 12, 2004
Subject: Roanoke
I just remember the shows were awesome and that the Miss Virginia Pageant was in town next to the Civic Center!!!! What a Bizarre mix! I think Miss Albermarle got lost! Great Shows!
Reviewer: deadhead89 - - September 8, 2004
Subject: great show
these Roanoke shows are hot. i hope we can get the second night up ;-)
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